“This publication [funded by a Historic Preservation Education Grant] is a cornerstone of our efforts to get the residents of the [Washington Avenue] neighborhood as well as the citizens of the city to see that the architecture here is one of the greatest assets the neighborhood has and can be a starting point for neighborhood revitalization.”
Dennis AuCity of Evansville
Indiana Humanities connects people, opens minds and enriches lives by creating and facilitating programs that encourage Hoosiers to think, read and talk.
Established in 1972, Indiana humanities promotes the public humanities and engages Indiana’s community of minds to create stronger, more vibrant communities. Using literature, history, art, music, philosophy, and our shared cultural heritage, we we strive to help Hoosiers better understand themselves and the world around them.
In partnership with The Pulitzer Prizes and supported by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, forty-nine councils will launch hundreds of programs and events exploring the importance of being an informed citizen and what that means in today’s society.
Indiana Humanities wins the 35th annual Schwartz Prize award for “Next Indiana Campfires,” a program that confronts questions of place, environmental stewardship, and identity through literature, hiking, and conversation.
On August 2, 2017, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced awards of more than $39.3 million for 245 humanities projects nationwide that will support local cultural organizations and individual scholars. Of that $39.3 million, $785,907 in grants were awarded to three state humanities councils: Alabama Humanities Foundation, Indiana Humanities, and Michigan Humanities Council.
Throughout November, councils hosted a variety of Pulitzer Prizes Campfires from book fairs to conferences to nature hikes coupled with literature that brought participants together in discussion and community. In addition, councils continued to host presentations, exhibits, book discussions, and writing workshops featuring Pulitzer Prize winners and works.